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Fat Cat Anniversary Ale

Fat Cat Anniversary Ale
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Brewed by Fat Cat (UK)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Norwich, England


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
This superb, Belgian-style ale has been 20 months in production, from first mash to bottling. Unfiltered and unfined, it pours a slightly hazy golden colour, with a delicate lacy head - constantly replenished by a gentle effervescence. Aromatic malts from across Europe, combined with a Belgian yeast strain, give a full-bodied, easy drinking beer. The initial aromas are of breadfruit and banana - merely hinting at the symphony of ripe fruit flavours which will send your tastebuds into overdrive - while the velvety mouthfeel seduces your tongue, before a warming, winey afterglow suffuses your entire mouth and throat. Brewed to celebrate both the 500th brew at the Fat Cat Brewery and 20 years of the Fat Cat pub, this beer is a fitting tribute to the success of both enterprises.

Limited to 720 bottles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (6852) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2014
500ml Bottle - Hazy copper/dark amber in colour. Yeast, dried fruit, spices and caramel in the aroma. Fruity, tangy and spicy taste with raisins, mince pies and biscuity malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (22450) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2012
4th August 2012
ChrisOs Marvellous Pre GBBF Mega Tasting. Very hazy amber beer, little white head. Light dry palate. Nice Belgian yeast - seltzer like minerals. Medium marmalade fruits - nice. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18735) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2012
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig, 2012, London. Pours hazy orange with a fine, white cream head. Tangy citrus nose. Medium sweet flavor with tangy berries, wood, light funk, birch, dry lemon and other citrus. Medium to full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Tangy finish with some woody dryness and tangerine. OK beer. Good effort for a UK brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2012

Bottle 500ml. w. swing top @ chriso s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2012.

Unclear matt light to medium amber colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, toasted, apple, cider alike, alcohol, moderate yeasty. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet, light acidic and light to moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120804]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2878) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle at Chris O’s pre-GBBF shindig 2012. Light amber pour with a white head. Tangerine, peach and mango aroma. Tangerine and pineapple flavour. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jackl (7069) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle @ Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig. The pour’s deep amber with no head. The nose is light cherries, some apricot fruitiness. The taste is more apricot, some hints of tangy mandarin orange citrus. Light yeast. Medium body, mild carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2012
Bottle@chriso pre-gbbf shindig 2012. Hazy golden colour with a small white head. Aroma is spices, yeast, some fruityness as well as sweet malts. Flavour is being rather similar with the spicy and yeasty notes being more evident. Pleasantly balanced and smooth and hides the alcohol rather well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EdKing (2410) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2012
Bottle at ChrisO’s pre-GBBF Shindig. Cloudy orange. Nose is sour, burnt, bitter, not great. Taste is sweet fruity, bread, lightly citrous. Light body and very light beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sm89walt (1972) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2012
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2012. A cloudy golden beer with a fine white head on the pour. Sweet & sour mid fruits, bread, banana, delicate touches of citrus & a tangy, spicy yeast character on the palate particularly. Medium body, light to medium carbonation, a subtle warmth & a medium length, soft intensity finish. Bottle no. 17.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (12711) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2012
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig, 2012. It pours cloudy golden, with pretty much no head. The nose is spice, dough, toast, banana and sweet tinned fruit. The taste is tinned pear, apple, melon, pear drops, banana, spice, subtle cucumber notes and a touch of celery. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium body and fine carbonation. Not bad.

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